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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Encore! NBA Crowd Roars for 11-Year-Old Mariachi

Sebastien De La Cruz sings national anthem againHe sang the National Anthem again Thursday night, his voice a little shakier than it was Tuesday. Order Reprints. Sebastien De La Cruz. More News. Read more Breaking News. But who could blame him, knowing that scores of people had tuned in just to more
Kansas City Star ( 6/13/2013 6:17:37 PM -08:00 )

Crowd roars for 11-year-old anthem singer
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- An 11-year-old Latino boy whose singing of the national anthem at the NBA Finals set off a barrage of racist tweets earned a roaring ovation in an encore performance Thursday night. Sebastien De La Cruz, a mariachi singer, was more
NBA.com ( 6/13/2013 6:15:19 PM -08:00 )

Encore! NBA crowd roars for 11-year-old mariachi
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - An 11-year-old Latino boy whose singing of the national anthem at the NBA Finals set off a barrage of racist tweets earned a roaring ovation in an encore performance before Game 4 between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat on more
SI.com ( 6/13/2013 6:12:15 PM -08:00 )

Little mariachi sings the national anthem
Little mariachi sings the national anthemSinger Sebastien De La Cruz performs the United States national anthem before Game Four of the 2013 NBA Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat at the AT&T Center on June 13, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. Photo By Christian more
Houston Chronicle ( 6/13/2013 5:56:32 PM -08:00 )

Racist backlash after mariachi boy, 11, sings US anthem
Racist backlash after mariachi boy, 11, sings US anthemSebastien De La Cruz, age 10, sings the United States national anthem before Game Three of the 2013 NBA Finals on June 11, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. AFP Friday, Jun 14, 2013. CHICAGO - A sweet rendition of the US anthem at a basketball game by more
AsiaOne ( 6/13/2013 5:54:47 PM -08:00 )

Take that, racists! NBA crowd cheers return of young mariachi singer
Singer Sebastien De La Cruz performs the United States national anthem before Game Four of the 2013 NBA Finals. The racists couldn't keep him down. The crowd at Thursday night's NBA Finals game between the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat gave more
NBCNews.com (blog) ( 6/13/2013 5:33:52 PM -08:00 )

Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich lashes out at 'bigotry and racism'
SAN ANTONIO -- Gregg Popovich has been a man of few words during the NBA Finals. If he does respond to reporters' questions, it's usually with terse, if not combative, answers. But the San Antonio coach found something he could really dig into before more
Los Angeles Times ( 6/13/2013 5:20:23 PM -08:00 )

Popovich calls out 'idiots' who tweeted about national anthem singer
SAN ANTONIO -- After he sang Game 3's national anthem, 11-year-old Mexican-American Sebastien de la Cruz became a featured figured in Twitter's deepest, darkest, nastiest corners. Racist comments, questions of him being an "illegal" and everything you more
CBSSports.com (blog) ( 6/13/2013 5:18:26 PM -08:00 )

Spurs' Gregg Popovich blasts 'idiots' for racist comments about national anthem
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich stood up for Sebastien de la Cruz, an 11-year-old raised in San Antonio who was the subject of racist tweets following his national anthem performance before Game 3 of the Finals on Tuesday. “I would like to say that I would be more
SI.com ( 6/13/2013 4:45:01 PM -08:00 )

11-year-old anthem singer returns to NBA court tonight after racist response
Sebastien De La Cruz, the 11-year-old boy who sang the national anthem during Game 3 of the NBA Finals in San Antonio, was the victim of hateful online comments following his first performance. Despite this, De La Cruz will return to sing the anthem at the more
USA TODAY (blog) ( 6/13/2013 4:21:57 PM -08:00 )

11-year-old mariachi fights back after racist tweets
CommentsComments(1)Comments(). |. Email. E-mail. |. Print. After San Antonio's Sebastien De La Cruz's national anthem rendition drew racist tweets, the Spurs invited back the 11-year old former “America's Got Talent” semifinalist to sing again tonight. more
Houston Chronicle (blog) ( 6/13/2013 3:19:23 PM -08:00 )

11-year-old 'Got Talent' singer responds to racist slurs after anthem
Sebastien De La Cruz, 11, sang the National Anthem before the start of Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals. Sebastien De La Cruz first gained fame when he wowed the judges and the audience on "America's Got Talent" last season, making it all the way to the more
NBCNews.com (blog) ( 6/13/2013 1:46:06 PM -08:00 )

Young national anthem singer answers racist taunts (video)
The Miami Heat had an adorable little girl singing the national anthem before Game 2 and, when the NBA finals moved to San Antonio on Tuesday, the Spurs matched her with a young singer of their own. Sebastien De La Cruz, an 11-year-old singer called more
Washington Post (blog) ( 6/13/2013 1:36:01 PM -08:00 )

Sebastien De La Cruz, 11, Sings National Anthem at NBA Finals, Sparks Racist
Sebastien De La Cruz, 11, Sings National Anthem at NBA Finals, Sparks RacistSebastien De La Cruz, age 11, was the victim of racist tweets after he sang the United States national anthem before Game 3 of the 2013 NBA Finals at the AT&T Center on June 11, 2013 in San Antonio, Texas. Credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images. more
Us Magazine ( 6/13/2013 1:31:47 PM -08:00 )

Racist posts flood Twitter after Mexican-American boy, Sebastien de la Cruz of
Racist posts flood Twitter after Mexican-American boy, Sebastien de la Cruz ofTake that, bigots! Sebastien de la Cruz gave a rousing repeat performace of "The Star-Spangle Banner" before game four of the NBA finals Thursday, despite a torrent of racist comments made by critics of his selection to sing the anthem ahead of game three. more
New York Daily News ( 6/13/2013 1:15:26 PM -08:00 )

Brave 11-year-old mariachi singer shrugs off hateful and racist backlash to his
Brave 11-year-old mariachi singer shrugs off hateful and racist backlash to hisSebastien De La Cruz, an 11-year-old mariachi sensation, was honored to give his rendition of the national anthem before Game 3 of the NBA final in San Antonio Tuesday, but the touching performance set off a torrent of racist comments targeting the boy more
Daily Mail ( 6/13/2013 1:01:40 PM -08:00 )

Sebastien De La Cruz, 11, Taunted by Racist Tweets After Singing National
Here's a story that will tug at your heart. Sebastien De La Cruz, nicknamed El Charro de Oro, who first showcased his powerhouse vocals when he competed on America's Got Talent last season as a mariachi singer, was given the opportunity to sing the more
E! Online ( 6/13/2013 12:40:00 PM -08:00 )

Sebastian De La Cruz ready to rumble
OK. So the Mavs didn't make the NBA playoffs. But there's still plenty to keep us interested in the NBA finals. And I'm not talking about LeBron James, Tim Duncan, Dwayne Wade or Tony Parker. I'm talking Sebastian De La Cruz versus Julia Dale. Julia is the more
Dallas Morning News (blog) ( 6/13/2013 12:31:10 PM -08:00 )

11-year-old NBA final anthem singer victim of racism
Anthem singer Screen grab. Tweet. Change text size for the story; Print this story. Report an error. If you popped on Twitter prior to Wednesday's Game 3 of the NBA finals, you probably stumbled upon a series of tweets referring to the game. They weren't more
Toronto Sun ( 6/13/2013 11:36:17 AM -08:00 )

Star-Spangled Banner sung by Mexican American boy generates thunderous
It is an all-American tragedy when people of color try with all of their hearts just to be like everyone else but get denounced with every racist stereotype imaginable. Order Reprints. More News. Read more Lewis W. Diuguid. That terrible offense happened more
Kansas City Star ( 6/13/2013 9:18:42 AM -08:00 )